Problem solving skills related with baby care of Mothers who have normal and premature newborns


HealthMED, vol.5, no.6, pp.1593-1596, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Name: HealthMED
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1593-1596
  • Keywords: Newborns, Premature, Mothers, Problem solving skills
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: No


Objective: In the literature is important for mothers to problem solving related with taking care of their newborns. Purpose of this study was to assess and compares the problem solving skills related with baby care of mothers who have normal or premature newborns. Methodology: This study is a descriptive and comparative study. The research to place at the government hospital in Sakarya. Samples in the research were volunteer participant mothers who have normal neonates and premature newborns. All of test subjects were healthy newborns, normal or premature. There were 43 with taking care of their newborns and 43 of premature newborns chosen for the study. Data was obtained using an "Introductory Information Form" and "Problem-Solving Skills Assessment Questionnaire: How I Deal with Problems Regarding Care of My Baby". Results: In test taken by 43 women with normal newborn babies. The average points scored reached 198.16 ± 19.57; 6.83±0.67. In the same test taken by 43 women with premature born babies, the average points scored was 155.44 ± 29.99; 5.36±1.03. Significant difference was found between two groups (t=7.82; 7.80; p=0.00). Conclusions: Mothers who have premature babies need more support to develop their problem solving skills regarding care of their baby.